He is the link with the videos: http://skating.livedoor.biz/archives/51877526.html
BBC is the first video, and in fact they do seem to think that there is nothing wrong with Adelina's win.
Myabe it was just not to make a debate live though. I don't know.
Even though I am a Yuna fan, I can live with it now. Flutz blah stlv blah.. Yuna Getting 2nd OGM and Being a 2nd Witt might be my happy moment. But 1OGM and 1OSM is already good. I think her 2013 comeback and getting title semented her status in this sports.
1. By the scoring system, Adelina won fair and square.
2. The biggest surprise of the Olympics was that Yuna placed second.
3. It is not the scoring system that needs to be changed, it is the judges who misuse it.
This is a clear migration, to me.
I agree that it could have gone either way. There is not the slightest doubt that it "could have" gone Adelina's way, because it did.
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2. defend results on FOX
3. later question judging
Some people question what her tweet meant ... was it a compliment for Yuna's performance, or shock at the result? I really think it was critique at the judging, because expressions of shock and disgust tend to be brief, while people are usually effusive and expressive with praise and congratulations.
So if she expressed shock at the result, then defended the results, then questioned them ... I'm not sure this is the case of an evolving opinion. Perhaps someone who thought one thing, and tried to come around to the PC version, but in the end could not stomach it? Otherwise she just sounds confused or not willing to share her honest opinion.
Meanwhile, Sotnikova's foot on her UR 3T touches the ice way more than 1/4 revolution short, it's not even close.
I think Michelle's "fair and square" comment refers to the points. Adelina did this, that, and the other, earning x, y, and z points, and there you are. I think she was trying to be as dispassionate and objective as possible in this passionate and subjective sport.
In contrast, I have no doubt that her very first impulse was of the heart-on-her-sleeve variety.